TL-Parliament approved the proposal of amending the budget worth US$1.1 billion

TL-Parliament approved the proposal of amending the budget worth US$1.1 billion

DILI, 9 may 2022 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste National Parliament approved the proposed amending budget worth US$1.1 billion, in the overall vote, with 36 votes in favor, 24 against, and five abstentions.

“The proposed law n.º 38/V(4a) has been approved and in the next two days, will proceed with the discussion on the specifics session” The president of the National Parliament, Aniceto Guterres, announced during the plenary session.

The Prime Minister, Taur Matan Ruak, thanked the members of the parliament who had participated in the discussion of the budget proposal.

“The concerns of the deputies will be addressed in the specialization”, he said.

The Amending Budget is worth US$1,129 billion, of the total US$1.8 million allocated for public transfers, US$467 million for goods and services, 390 for development of capital, 251 allocated for salaries and wages, and 42 million for small capital.

Budget changes are intended for: the allocation of the payment of the thirteenth month for families (except civil servants); the Uma Kbiit La’ek Project; Scholarships for the best students in primary and secondary education; the creation of funds for the veteran; Administrative Post Employment Program and Construction of Martial Arts and Ritual Arts Headquarters.

In addition, the Escola em Casa Free Internet Program in schools, Jobs for the best students, Establishment of the State Secretary for Overseas Manpower Affairs and Timorese Communities in the Diaspora, Coffee Revitalization, Lakuten and Accommodation Subsidies for PNTL and FFDTL and Payment of remuneration of PNTL, based on new salary regime.


Journalist: Domingos da Piedade Freitas

Editor: Maria Auxiliadora

Translation:Camilo de Sousa


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